You’ve dreamed about this event for so long, and it’s finally arrived—the opportunity to celebrate the holidays in your new home! According to a survey conducted by Nielsen, nearly 95 million Americans display a Christmas tree in their homes. As such, accidents are bound to happen.
Follow these five tips to ensure a safe holiday season in your dream home.
1. Lighten Up. If you are decorating with lights you’ve used before, inspect them for frayed wires, gaps in the insulation and cracked sockets. If the strands show excessive kinking or wear, it’s time to buy new lights. Never overload electrical outlets or link more than three light strands. Multiple strings of lights should be connected to an extension cord and plugged into the electrical outlet instead of plugging the end of the strand directly into the outlet. LED lights are the best option because they are energy efficient, cooler, last longer and as a bonus—as many as 25 strands can be connected without overloading a socket.
Thanksgiving is a time to share appreciation and amazing meals with our loved ones –without having to wrap umpteen gifts and worry about decorating deadlines.
Here are seven activities to enjoy this Thanksgiving:
1. Indian Discovery– On Saturday, Nov. 21st, travel back in time at Indian Discovery at Indian Springs Metropark. Learn what life was like for Native Americans by learning to use a pump drill, how to start a fire, build shelter and make a simple noisemaker. The event begins at 10 am. There are entry fees of $6 per person and $7 per vehicle.
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